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Hot water generation - best solutions for SA commercial sector

The national building regulations specify that at least 50% of the annual hot water generation volume be provided by means other than electrical resistance heating elements...

By Dr Andries Nel 5 Aug 2020

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

By Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

The Grand Renaissance Dam: what's at stake and what could break the deadlock

The Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam is inching closer to completion, rekindling the environmental and political controversies that have dogged the project from the start nearly 10 years ago...

By Mahemud Tekuya 23 Jul 2020

Rwanda extracts methane from Lake Kivu for electricity. How it works

Lake Kivu lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It's almost the size of Mauritius and has a maximum depth of 480 metres. Lake Kivu also stores huge amounts of methane gas which Rwanda extracting to produce electricity...

By Natacha Tofield-Pasche 16 Jul 2020

Covid-19 calls for balance strategy for technical audits

Engineering projects face a growing range of audits, assessment and monitoring, but will Covid-19 restrictions on movement make it difficult for consultants to carry out this vital work?

3 Jul 2020

General Electric's exit from lighting business is a warning to other players in the sector

After nearly 130 years in business and a series of breakthrough innovations that shaped the way we light up our homes, General Electric has sold its lighting division...

By Michael Weinold 9 Jun 2020

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Wearable tech and mine safety

The mining sector is one of the most dangerous around, so the advent of wearable technology can contribute to minimising workplace injuries...

11 Mar 2020

Better batteries: Energy storage can fight load shedding and develop South Africa

With the ongoing strain on South Africa's electricity grid, and the growing use of renewable energy to mitigate climate change, there is a clear need for reliable and cost-effective energy storage solutions...

By Nicklaus Kruger 13 Jan 2020

Collaboration offers Ghanain students nuclear education opportunity in Russia

Three key Ghanaian universities and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will start working together to help upcoming engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers from Ghana to receive Master's and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia...

10 Jan 2020

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons...

By David Richard Walwyn and Rod Crompton 10 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Energy & Mining

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Construction on track at Paardekraal East Wind Farm

Perdekraal East Wind Farm is on track to start its commercial operations at the end of July 2020 as planned...

25 Nov 2019

Mining in a circular economy meets stumbling blocks

Mining companies that take the circular economy seriously by finding creative ways to re-use the same materials will stand the test of time...

By Garyn Rapson & Paula-Ann Novotny 12 Nov 2019

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